Talk of the Streets

LATUR: What the locals call "horror tourists" are pouring in to see the destruction caused by the recent earthquake in India's Maharashtra state that killed an estimated 28,000 people. Officials estimate that 1 million sightseers have invaded the devastated areas, disrupting relief work and creating horrific traffic snarls. Chief Minister Sharad Pawar said an injured woman bled to death because it took an ambulance three hours to cover 3 km, on roads clogged with people and vehicles, to the nearest mobile hospital. "We are sick of the tourists," said Vidyagar Karandikar, a senior government administrator.

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